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This fundraiser ended on 01/09/13

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The funds will be used for Michael's medical costs and related expenses not covered by insurance.

My brother Michael was born a normal child. Weeks after he was born, he received the DPT shot. Evidently, it was a bad batch and it caused him brain damage. Michael is now considered Autistic. He has to have everything done for him. He does not talk and has limited use of his left side. He has seizures at night about two every two weeks. He is now 30 years old and is 24/7 job for my parents. Recently he has been acting strange. He was recently admitted to the ER for multiple seizures all in one day, which my parents had never seen before. It was bad and it was during the day, which doesn't really happen. It made him unresponsive that day. The doctors dont seem to know what to do with him except give him meds to try which dont control the seizures, they just give him strange side effects. His behavior is starting to get worse. We are not sure if the episode he just had has anything to do with it. Things like hysterically screaming, not sleeping at night, fits of anger banging things, trying to rip his clothes off. We are worried about him having another bad seizure and what it is doing to his brain. My parent need help. The doctors would like to get him to the Presbyterian Hospital in New York to their research center. Hopefully they can help him? But my parents need financial help. They are trying to keep their home and Help Michael at the same time. Now they have an ER bill they are trying to pay. At one point they had in home help which was great, but now they no longer qualify for it. We know Michael will never be normal or ever be able to tell us how he feels but we pray each day for my parents to catch a break and for my brother to be more managable for them.
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